Oxford World's Classics. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (World Classics)

Oxford World's Classics. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (World Classics)


A vintage learn of the ideals and associations of mankind, and the development via magic and faith to clinical concept, The Golden Bough has a special prestige in sleek anthropology and literature.

First released in 1890, The Golden Bough was once finally issued in a twelve-volume variation (1906-15) which was once abridged in 1922 through the writer and his spouse. That abridgement hasn't ever been reconsidered for a latest viewers. In it a number of the extra debatable passages have been dropped, together with Frazer's bold speculations at the Crucifixion of Christ. For the 1st time this one-volume version restores Frazer's bolder theories and units them in the framework of a precious advent and notes.

A seminal paintings of contemporary anthropolgy, The Golden Bough additionally inspired many twentieth-century writers, together with D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, and Wyndham Lewis. Its dialogue of magical forms, the sacrificial killing of kings, the loss of life god, and the scapegoat is given clean pertinence during this new version.
concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest diversity of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative precious gains, together with specialist introductions via best gurus, invaluable notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and masses extra.

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